Tigers, sloths, and sawfish: Using flagship species to conserve the world’s mangrove forests

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As the world becomes increasingly concerned with the effects of climate change and deforestation, research and protection efforts have tended to focus on a few iconic animals and habitats. But what other innovative strategies can we develop to increase funding and awareness for environment conservation projects? Dr Benjamin Thompson spoke to Mr Kean Wong about his research into how charismatic megafauna can be used as flagship species for mangrove forest conservation.

Period30 Oct 2019

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  • TitleTigers, sloths, and sawfish: Using flagship species to conserve the world’s mangrove forests
    Media name/outletThe University of Sydney
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size21 minutes
    CountryAustralia
    Date30/10/19
    DescriptionAs the world becomes increasingly concerned with the effects of climate change and deforestation, research and protection efforts have tended to focus on a few iconic animals and habitats. But what other innovative strategies can we develop to increase funding and awareness for environment conservation projects? Dr Benjamin Thompson spoke to Mr Kean Wong about his research into how charismatic megafauna can be used as flagship species for mangrove forest conservation.
    Producer/AuthorKean Wong
    URLhttps://soundcloud.com/user-451137897/tigers-sloths-and-sawfish-using-flagship-species-to-conserve-the-worlds-mangrove-forests
    PersonsBenjamin Thompson

Keywords

  • mangrove
  • flagship species
  • charismatic megafauna
  • conservation
  • biodiversity
  • tiger
  • sloth
  • sawfish
  • proboscis monkey
  • crocodile
  • marketing
  • fundraising
  • awareness raising